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JANUARY 6

1822 Heinrich Schliemann (German Archaeologist) Heinrich Schliemann Archaeology
1833 Jacques Étienne Montgolfier (French Inventor of the Hot Air Balloon) Jacques & James Montgolfier Hot-air Balloons Inventors &  Inventions
1921 Lou Harris (Connecticut-born Statistician, Pollster) Lou Harris Statistics Politics
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1852 Louis Braille (French Educator; Inventor of the Braille Decoding system for the Blind) Louis Braille Blindness Inventors and Inventions
1884 Gregor Mendel (Austrian-born Founder of the Science of Genetics) Gregor Mendel Genetics Botany History of Science
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1838 An Improved Morse Telegraph Is Demonstrated in Morristown, New Jersey New Jersey Samuel F.B. Morse The Telegraph Smithsonian Institution
1893 Great Northern Railroad Track Is Completed, Opening Transcontinental Travel to Seattle Washington Railroad History Link
1924 In Pipestone, Minnesota, the Temperature Rises from -32 Degrees to 41 Degrees Above Zero Pipestone, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1925 George Washington Carver Is Granted Patent #1,522,176 for Cosmetics George Washington Carver Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks African-American History U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1942 Pan Am Aircraft Completes the First Commercial Round-the-world Trip Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1957 In His State of the Union Speech, President Eisenhower Notes the Importance of Missile Systems President Eisnehower Nuclear Weapons The Cold War NASA
1995 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Injures 29 in Honshu, Japan Japan Earthquake USGS

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